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Betsy’s Bits

Betsy Blankenship, Ohio State University Marion I am a fan of 70’s music and I heard on the radio the other day the song “Celebrate!” and thought that it was a perfect tune for this time of the year. There … Continue reading

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President’s Report

Betsy Blankenship, Ohio State University Marion The time has flown by – this is my last report as President of ALAO. I will turn the reins over to Eboni Johnson in July, and she will ably lead us during our … Continue reading

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Vice-President’s Report

Eboni Johnson, Oberlin ​Happy June, everyone! The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the 40th Annual Conference, which will take place on November 13-14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention … Continue reading

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Subscribe to the New ALAO Listserv

Keep up with news and events related to ALAO and Ohio academic libraries. The new ALAO Discussion List, list@alaoweb.org, is hosted on Google. To subscribe, send an email to list+subscribe@alaoweb.org. No subject or message is required. You will receive a … Continue reading

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ACRL Webinars on June 13 at OSU-Newark: Making the Leap to Library Leadership & Data Visualization Strategies for Library Assessment

For the second year, the ALAO Professional Development Committee will be hosting a spring event that will re-broadcast two ACRL webinars at a central location, OSU-Newark. Join us on Friday, June 13th, to watch these thought-provoking webinars and discuss as … Continue reading

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ALAO Diversity Scholarship Reflection

Carissa Thatcher, MLIS, Kent State University Recipient of the 2012-2013 ALAO Diversity Scholarship I have just completed my course work at Kent State University for the Library and Information Science program, due in large part to the ALAO Diversity Scholarship. … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day

Joseph Straw, Marietta College As government Relations Liaison, I represented ALAO at National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) in Washington D.C. We we were fortunate this year to have Missy Creed the winner of the ALAO Legislative Day Travel Award attend … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day Award Reflection

Missy Creed, The Ohio State University The 2014 National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) hosted by the American Library Association was held in Washington, D.C. on May 5th and 6th with a pre-conference on Sunday, May 4th. The days were jammed … Continue reading

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Assessment Interest Group

Mandy Shannon, Wright State University The Assessment Interest Group hosted its first spring workshop on April 24 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin. Statewide interest in assessment is clearly strong: with 45 attendees, the workshop was sold out. The … Continue reading

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Curriculum Materials Centers Interest Group

Cheryl Ghosh, University of Cincinnati On April 4, 2014, the 2014 Spring ALAO Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group (CMCIG) workshop was hosted at The Ohio State University – Newark Campus. The workshop theme was “Keeping Pace: Changes & Trends in … Continue reading

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